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Events in Cumbria 2022

From marmalade festivals to long distance swims

We’ve spent some time curating a list of local events in Cumbria, so you can strike out for Lakeland adventures with your family, no matter the time of year.

Keswick Museum: Nurturing Nature

Lake District fells - Mountain Fitness Retreat

Until 10 July 

An exhibition exploring the relationship people have with the outdoors in Keswick. Using objects from the museum’s collection to illustrate stories from the landscape throughout history.

Theatre by the lake

Theatre by the lake

All year

Musicals, comedy, beer festivals, screenings, opera and a unique setting. Theatre by the Lake has a rich line-up of events taking place this year.

Dalemain Marmalade Festival

Marmalade Festival

 Saturday 14 May

Celebrating marmalade in all its brilliance on 14 May. There will be demonstrations, talks, exhibitions and shows that will inspire, including a visit from Paddington bear.

Keswick Mountain Festival

Keswick Mountain Festival

Friday 20 May – Sunday 22 May

Run, swim, hike, cycle, dance, watch, visit. Keswick Mountain Festival is back with a full line up of events including inspiring talks, guided activities and competitive events.

The Great North Swim

Great North Swim

Friday 10 to Sunday 12 June  

The Great North Swim at Windermere is the largest open water swimming event in the UK. As well as swimming events, there will be exhibition stands, food  stalls and activities.

Kendal Calling

Kendal Calling

Thursday 28 – Sunday 31 July

The Lake District festival set in the Deer park at Lowther estate. With 250 artists set across 13 stages. Headline acts this year include the Stereophonics, Supergrass and The Streets. Also playing are the Kooks, Amy Macdonald and Bill Bailey.

Kendal Mountain Festival

Kendal mountain festival

Thursday 17 – Sunday 20 November

A festival for outdoor lovers. This festival is dedicated to awe inspiring adventurous tales from all around the world.  Let film, inspirational speakers, music, art and dance take you to the wildest corners of the planet.

Christmas show: The Borrowers

Theatre by the lake

Friday 25 November to Saturday 14 January

This family friendly production promises to turn the theatre in to one big adventure, with exciting acrobatic treats, fantastic story telling and music.

A fabulous adaption of the classic children’s tale.

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